What gets your goat? Here are a selection of opinion pieces on rugby issues big and small that have appeared in Rugby World magazine. Send us your views to rugbyworldletters@timeinc.com

captain's challenge

Rugby Rant: Scrap the captain’s challenge IT’S FAR better to trial law variations with elite teams instead of students, if it can be done. The Rainbow Cup, hastily tacked onto…

Cut Contact Training

Rugby Rant: Cut Contact Training A FEW MONTHS ago I had a conversation with one of the rugby coaches at Warwick School. Shorn of full-contact training due to coronavirus restrictions,…

Rugby Rant: Time to embrace professionalism

Rugby Rant: Time to embrace professionalism It’s the old boy down the pub reminiscing about Wales in the 1970s, wondering why “they can’t just express themselves”. An ex-player laughing at…

Rugby Rant: Make rugby union 13-a-side

Rugby Rant: Make rugby union 13-a-side I WATCH club rugby, Heriot’s mainly, on most Saturday afternoons and also professional rugby on television. I took out a subscription on Amazon Prime…

defenders kneeing try-scorers

Rugby Rant: Stop defenders kneeing try-scorers OF ALL the attempts to make the game safer, it still boggles the mind that World Rugby have not done more to clamp down…

Community pitches

Rugby Rant: Community pitches must improve This has been the year that rugby came grinding to a halt, both at a professional and community level, with many at a loss…

Welsh rugby

Rugby Rant: Overhaul Welsh rugby Who could have imagined in 1990 that the state of Welsh domestic rugby would now be so bad? Regional rugby has helped to improve standards,…